Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Raven Upcycled Flashcard

Altered Flashcard
I wanted to create an upcycled art piece for Shell's September DT Challenge on Smeared & Smudged.  I used a children's flash card to create this little bit of art. I covered the image with a piece of page torn from an damaged hardcover book and used a watercolor crayon to give the background some color. The raven and the words "quoth the raven" are digital stamps from the Quoth the Raven set by Smeared Ink. I stamped a swirly-q design on the background with a Tim Holtz stamp. The card is embellished with lots of glitter to make the wings sparkle and a purple fabric bow.

I am entering this altered flashcard in the following challenges:

Forever Night - black, white + one color
Smudgy Antics - blackbird
Crafting for All Seasons - #36 things with wings
Pile it On - fabric
Paper Make-up Stamps - #55 anything goes
2 Sisters - 110 things with wings
Simon Says Stamp & Show - sparkle
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - anything goes
Anything but a Card - #2
Challenges for Everybody - #3 anything goes
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Through the Craftroom Door -  #37anything goes
Creative Card Crew - #20 Purple

Before you throw things away, take a look at them and think about how you can alter or reinvent them. Always recycle when possible!

~altering my paper whims~ wendy


Danielle said...

What an awesome project! Gotta love E.A. Poe - you did a fantastic job altering the flashcard. Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

What a beautiful piece of art. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Card Crew this time
Elaine DT

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lin said...

Great seasonal card! We're glad you shared it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Candy C said...

Your recycled child's flash card is truly a work of art. I love your text background that you've colored with a watercolor crayon. It's a great background for that beautiful digi raven. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous project! Love everything about it. So glad you joined us for the anything goes challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge this week. said...

Wendy this is a super cool your bird he is beautiful.very nice work thanks for playing with us at smudgy antics
susan s.

Monique's art said...

Love this. Great go at the challenge. Thanks for sharing at smudgu antics

Joanna M. said...

Wow, this is some good looking grunge! Thanks so much for joining in our "purple" challenge this time over at Creative Card Crew.

Sambobud said...

Very nice! Love the color and the fact it is from saved items.

Steph said...

What a fab project, love that it's a flash card. So cool! Thanks for joining us at Forever Night Challenges this week.

Unknown said...

Awesome love it thanks for playing at ForeverNight
Hugs xxx

Anonymous said...

stunning creation , thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week and good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Nikki Byrne said...

WOW fabulous project! great image too. Thank you for sharing with us at Forever night challenges and hope to see you again at our new challenge. Hugs


Shelley said...

I really love this Wendy I was so glad you could play along with my GDT challenge as well as Smudgy Antics this week
Shell xx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Wendy, love that the Raven is standing on that bow. This up-cycled flash card is stunning. hank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week as well

LisaVeronica said...

I love this!Thank you for sharing at Smudgy Antics and for using a SI stamp.

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a wonderful card! Love your design. Thanks so much for playing along with the Creative Card Crew this week!